• Short Summary

    PRAGUE IS BEGINNING TO GET BACK TO NORMAL AFTER A WEEK OF THE WARSAW PACT INTERVENTION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

  • Description

    PRAGUE IS BEGINNING TO GET BACK TO NORMAL AFTER A WEEK OF THE WARSAW PACT INTERVENTION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA. TRAMS ARE ONCE AGAIN RUNNING IN WENCESLAS SQUARE, THE SCENE OF MANY MEETINGS AND RALLIES OF PROTEST. ALTHOUGH THERE IS STILL MUCH EVIDENCE OF SOVIET TROOPS ARE ARMOURED THERE IS STILL MUCH EVIDENCE OF SOVIET TROOPS AND ARMOURED VEHICLES IN THE CITY, EFFORTS TO CLEAR UP RUBBLE AND THE WRECKAGE OF THE STRUGGLE TO GAIN CONTROL OF THE RADIO BUILDING IN PRAGUE WERE UNDERWAY YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).
    DESPITE THE FACT THAT SOVIET TROOPS ARE STILL IN CONTROL OF THE PRAGUE RADIO BUILDING, WORKMEN ARE CLEARING BURNED VEHICLES FROM THE STREETS AROUND IT. THE BROKEN WINDOWS OF THE BUILDING OFFER MUTE TESTIMONY TO THE INTENSITY OF THE SOVIET EFFORT TO GAIN POSSESSION OF THE BUILDING, WHEN THEY ENTERED THE CITY EIGHT DAYS AGO (21 AUGUST).
    CZECH PEDESTRIANS LOOKED ON AS WORKMEN CLEARED AWAY THE TWISTED REMAINS OF THE BURNED VEHICLES WITH OXY-ACETYLENE TORCHES AND HEAVY CRANES. SOVIET PATROLS AND TANKS CONTINUED THEIR PATROLS IN THE BACKGROUND AS THE CLEAN-UP TASK CONTINUED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9GBI7G2C869SQOMHIIHIK1WEM
    Media URN:
    VLVA9GBI7G2C869SQOMHIIHIK1WEM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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